Hey everybody! Happy Wednesday! Before we get into this weeks post, lets recap right quick. In Week 1 of the Royal Wedding Sew Along, I went through some fabric options and inspiration for Butterick 5850. You can follow the Pinterest board I create for this sew along, and the Pinterest board McCalls created!
For Week 2, I went through a couple adjustments I had to make for my bodice muslin! I can't tell you how happy I am that I did one! It really opened my eyes to the small tweaks that can be made to make a pattern fit better! I look forward to making more from now on.
Today is my Week 3 post, and we are finally starting to sew our dress! Just so you know, I will be sewing View A of Butterick 5850, and for fabric I've decided to go with a Linen. Why linen you ask? Because I thought about my lifestyle and I know a dress in beautiful linen will get more wear than a dress in special occasion fabric. Now, I'm still deciding on color (lol, so many colors to choose from) but I'm planning to purchase the final fabric this weekend!
In the mean time, I'm going to use this red cotton to walk through the first steps of the pattern. Before we start, remember to transfer all your lines, and markings. Below you can see I used a marker and non matching thread, thats only so you can clearly see what I'm doing. Be sure to transfer your markings/lines with your fabric marking tool and use coordinating thread.
So, lets get started!
We are now through the first steps of sewing our dress! For week 4, we'll be moving on the step 7-11! For these steps, we'll be sewing and attaching out lining, and constructing more of our bodice. I'll also upload a video for sewing the complete bodice. I'll still post the steps here in a post, but I want to be able to refer you to the video in case you need a visual for completing some of the steps.
If you have any questions, leave them for me below, I'll be happy to answer. Be sure to use #royalweddingsewalong to share your photos social and join the Royal Wedding Facebook group. Lots of inspiration in there from other makers that are participating!